Local Columns

Invitation to FRC’s ‘Family Night’

We are being hammered daily with news of the most recent local overdoses, deaths due to the use of drugs, and increasing number of calls from parents and grandparents. You ask: What can I do? These calls are concerning their sons or daughters, grandchildren, spouse and/or friend.Family ...

Correct message needs sent about drug addiction

Recently, images of two adults who had overdosed while traveling in a car in East Liverpool, with a four-year-old passenger, were widely circulated. The images are graphic displays of the horrors of addiction, and how these horrors are visited upon children.Columbiana County residents who were ...

Budget needs to be priority

One of the most important duties as a state legislator, is balancing the state government's budget every year. This though, has become no easy task. Unfortunately, this will likely become even more difficult in the near future. Our state government in Charleston is currently on track to run a ...

Kids Connect program making a difference

I just wanted to give recognition to the people in our community that do make a difference for the good. Since people are always judging, but never helping.I was recently granted the title of Kids Connect Coordinator for CMHA. I was and am still excited to have this title. It gives me the ...

Attend ‘Decision America Prayer’ rally

Nov. 8 is fast approaching, and the upcoming election is upon us. In a little less than two months, America will elect the next president. It is crucial that "We The People" pray and vote, and that we take our responsibility seriously.Our nation is at a crossroads. We will unite and confront ...

Living within limits

I guess it was the seat belt that caught my attention more than anything.The seat belt holding James Acord in his driver's seat. Here was a 47-year-old man ostensibly in the throes of a drug overdose, driving an unconscious female companion and her 4-year-old grandson down St. Clair Avenue, ...

Where have the politicians been?

The recent images of an innocent child left helpless while his family lay unconscious in his presence are startling. The images have shocked not only our community, but have also struck observers around the world.Unfortunately, these images, new to most, have become routine among our law ...

‘Brooklyn’

I wouldn't say this is the most exciting or captivating novel I have ever read. Rather I would use words like understated, subtle, restrained, simple, and even lovely. Actually while reading, I was often reminded of the Seinfeld episode where George and Jerry are proposing a new show that is ...

Get your free library card

Today's libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Carnegie Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to ...

Thoughts on Cleveland

Since both political conventions are in the rearview mirror I thought it appropriate and hopefully interesting to share my impressions of the Republican National Convention. The goal of this article is to make the complex simple and understandable. I was fortunate to be elected as an RNC ...